Sometimes, if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself.
Words aren't necessarily true just because they're superimposed over an image.
There's a lot of BS in our newsfeeds, but we can change that.
Even though the world wide web has made it easier than ever to disprove rumors and urban legends, there's still a lot of disinformation that goes viral thanks to the legions of people who will click "share" before checking to see if something is true.
As an intern at the Believer in 2005, Jim Fingal was assigned to fact-check John D'Agata's article on the 2002 suicide of Las Vegas teenager Levi Presley. The article appeared in 2010, and the factchecking process forms the basis of the book "_The...